I am in the process of polishing a spare set of valve covers I have. I am doing it by hand so I am not getting the same out come as I would if I had the proper tools but after steel wool, wet sanding with 2000 grit, and metal polish it is very close to giving off that chrome shine that I am looking for. This will take some time due to everything being done by hand and what not but I think it will look awesome especially compared to the oxidized ones I have on her now. I will post pics as soon as I get one done or maybe one of what I have done so far with a write up on how I went about doing it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Will be interested to see how these hold up. Any way to throw a clear over the top to protect them?
That is my plan but it will have to be a high temp clear of some sort.
i was wodering how to do mine. so..
Now that you are getting close to that chrome look you are seeking, I would just have them chromed to assure a more durable finish that should not require the up keep that clear-coated covers will require.
hahaha.,....you're a lunatic. I hate polishing by hand.
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Thanks for the pic above. That doesn't make this any easier seeing that lol. This is for the "I just spent all my money on a motor" guys who are as broke as me. Erik you should know by now I'm a bit of a lunatic
And yes they are 05 valve covers
I powder coated my early 06 covers when I built my first forged 6.1L in 07. Turned out great, and a lot less work...
Good luck man, and I hope your hands don't cramp up to bad.
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Originally Posted by Hemi31Originally Posted by Dreadl0ck
It'd be nice for me to have a spare set; then I could have those done, replace on one car, then redo those, replace on a second car, then have those done, replace on a third car..... OH.... YOU get the idea.
Could get all of mine done ~LOL~
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Those do look great. I may do that with the set I take off my other engine once I get these done and put on the motor. If u don't mind me asking what did u pay to have them done??
Not sure... I had the block, oil pan, intake manifold, and valve covers done at the same time for about $500.00 back then. I would guess you could get it done for 100-150, but that's just a guess.